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    Compak K3 Push

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    Not sure if I should be putting this one in the general discussion or here.

    I have seen the Compak K3 Push listed at $390 at Sirius Consulting Pty Ltd trading as Sirius Coffee who also list products on gumtree....
    They have a PO Box, but for the life of me I cannot find an address for a shopfront. They offer shipping, but also pick up...but pick up from where as I cannot see anything on their website to say where they are.
    The website looks legit, but the lack of info on white pages and yellow pages raises red flags to me

    Is this a real company? Has anyone had experience with them.

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    Call them and ask?

    I suspect they'll be an online-only company operating out of a house or warehouse.

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    It's actually the law to publish an address as part of a website. Reputable operations also publish a privacy policy, shipping policy, returns policy etc.

    If the owners of this one don't, they may well have something to hide- such as cash under the bed, your tax invoice or maybe warranty support etc.

    Site sponsors have been around and can offer aftersales support and warranty. As far as I know, we're all bricks and mortar as well.

    Punchline? Buy at your own risk. My view? I'd prefer that they don't get free plugs here when those of us who are reputable, ethical sponsors pay for the privilege.
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    That's a bit protectionist... the ToS are pretty clear, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragunov21 View Post
    That's a bit protectionist... the ToS are pretty clear, no?
    as is the law for owners of Australian websites.

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    Is this a real company? Has anyone had experience with them.
    I'm sure they are a real backyard company. No shop front or overheads, they might be there halfway through your warranty period or they might have changed names and are selling snake oil next quarter. you save a dollar and risk later service... choice is clear.

    I would suggest sending a "quote request" to all our site sponsors, these are real businesses that will be there to help you later if it all turns pear-shaped.

    You can find the quote form on the top and bottom of every page on CoffeeSnobs.
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    Might also be relevant to consider that their FAQ sections says that their prices are exclusive of GST.....and that they haven't updated their blog since May 1st (and prior to that point they had posts pretty much every month). Better off sticking $5 on Stinko McJack and the Uranquinty races I suspect.
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    In the FAQ, he says that coffee is GST free. The coffee grinders include GST. I had a look at his ABN and it is a registered company, but I wont be going through them. Just don't trust it.

    Will be going through Jet Black Espresso...is that a better plug? I think they are a sponsor right?

    Thanks again for your input guys.

    I seem to be flip flopping a bit with which grinder to get. I think the Compak K3 Push will do me for quite a while though.
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    You will get support if needed with a sponsor , I have always found the ones I dealt with helpful.

    The k3 seems to be a great commercial-ish style grinder for the money, should do you well.

    Cheers

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    Andrewk63, I bought my Compak K3 Push from TalkCoffee and could not be happier, the recommendations from this thread all point towards CS sponsors as the most reliable providers.

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    Thanks again for the advice.

    I keep seeing used combos on Gumtree which I like, but the owners are asking a bit too much for what they are (in my opinion). At times the grinder that is included is not really my first choice, or at times the grinder is better than what I really need (don't really need an ANFIM Best and I don't want a doser anyway). I feel like a good value Giotto V2 (or equivalent) will come up at some stage in the near future and I will wait for that. I have a Gaggia Classic to practice with for a while, but need the grinder to make that work. The Compak K3 is very well priced and I will go that way.

    I'll take a look at the sponsors websites as suggested. Thanks

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    Click on the "Quote Form" button, top right of the page. Fill it in and the details will be emailed to all the CoffeeSnobs Site sponsors at once, those that can help will contact you.

    cheers

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    The Coffee machine shop in Newcastle opened today and offered me a price on the Compak K3 equal to the best I could get anywhere else, with the bonus of no freight charges and local support. I wont mention their name as they are not sponsors.

    Really happy with the Compak K3 Push and like that it is a no doser. I initially tried using my single shot basket and although I was happy with the crema, the strength was below what I was after. My third run - I filled the double shot basket to 3/4 and tweaked the grind a bit more and out came a rich, thick and creamy looking liquid.....from the Gaggia Classic I almost threw away out of frustration.

    Cant thank you guys enough for all the tips on this site.

    Is the Synesso single basket bigger than the Gaggia single? I think that might be my next step

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    Good stuff mate....

    Supporting your local businesses is just as worthy as supporting the CS Site Sponsors... Hope they look after you.

    Mal.

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    I don't see how an ANFIM Best is any better than a K3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hildy View Post
    I don't see how an ANFIM Best is any better than a K3.
    It's not. It's merely different and at another price point. It's a doser grinder- smaller, more exxy and well-finished but doesn't offer the same bang for buck as the larger Compak. It is however perfect in applications where space is tight- as is the Anfim KS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewk63 View Post
    at times the grinder is better than what I really need (don't really need an ANFIM Best)
    That was what I meant by 'better' - I can't see that you can call an ANFIM Best 'better than what I really need' and still buy a K3.

    (I love my K3, and the times I've used a Best I've hated the step size in the adjustment. It's about twice the size that I would like - ie I would have half steps on it if I could.)

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    I should have said more expensive than what I needed. People on gumtree were after quite a bit of money for a second hand combo including an anfim best and that extra value meant little to me because I wanted a compak k3 push which I got for $418. I wasnt going to give them overs just because of how much they paid for the best or ks. To be honest, after seeing them side by side, I don't know why the compak is so well priced. Very happy with my purchase

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    For what it's worth, I bought my K3 push from Sirius consulting. They were great to deal with. Most importantly the K3 is a brilliant grinder at a fantastic price!

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    Same here, good to deal with



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